These two. Good gracious.
I met Bri + Dustin for the first time for their engagement session last summer. Dustin had been stationed in Kuwait with the Air Force, and he returned just days before their session. Their happiness, excitement, and love was so evident and I loved getting to photograph them at such a happy time. Fast forward to the end of April, and that love and excitement hadn’t worn off one bit. One of my favorite parts of being a wedding photographer is working with couples who wear their heart on their sleeve and aren’t afraid to tell the whole world just how important each other are to them. Their ceremony, their personalized vows, and their sweet first dance was all such a beautiful reflection of their relationship. They just absolutely adore each other and I was so thankful to be a witness to it.
Bri’s wedding day details included family heirlooms, something borrowed, something old and something new and it made me realize just how much I love that tradition. Her garter was made from her grandmother’s wedding dress, she wore rings from family members on both her side and her (at the time) soon to be husband’s side – and I just loved that! I’m a bit of a history nerd, so bring me family heirlooms and I get super giddy. There’s just something about incorporating your history into your future that feels so romantic, anyone feel me?! Well, between that and their gorgeous, industrial, exposed brick venue and lavender and cotton decor elements anyway. Heart eyes for DAYS, guys.
Enough of my rambling, happy scrolling and congrats to the new Mr. & Mrs. Markwell! 🙂